ADJ. forked, sheet Forked lightning flickered across the sky.
QUANT. bolt, flash A bolt of lightning struck the roof of the building.
LIGHTNING + VERB flash, flicker, fork, light sth (up) Lightning flashed outside. Lightning lit up the night sky. | hit sb/sth, strike sb/sth Lightning hit the tree. He was struck by lightning.
LIGHTNING + NOUN bolt, flash | strike Lightning strikes caused scores of fires across the state. | speed
PHRASES thunder and lightning